Sunrise at Rockport ~ Essex County ~ Massachusetts  ~ USA

"We’ll join to recall the ones we miss most"
Tonight’s Menu
by Jeannie Roberts

"The crimson burst of sumac"
An October Acrostic
by Jeannie E. Roberts

"Deep in the thicket  communing with trees"
Birth Month
by Jeannie E. Roberts

"Its flavor whispered in narratives of nature"
Enjoying an October Martini with Dad
by Jeannie E. Roberts

"Lepidoptera may safety brighten your way"
Observing the Monarch Migration from a Midwestern Meadow
by Jeannie E. Roberts

Golden Glow at Podere Belvedere ~Val d'Orcia ~ Tuscany ~ Italy

While North Wind's cold nights warm, it ponders the hex”
Sestina...Will Use Magic 
by Jane Lang

"Bridges between lovers"
Sympathetic Magpies
by William J. Harris

"Don't look over your shoulder until it's too late"
Ichabod's Return
by Alan G. Phillips, Jr.

"His marker made of two weathered boards"
Lived Within His Means
by Wesley Sims

"A small curled scroll of silver birch"
A Blackbird's Search
by Annie Jenkin

"The clouds sailed low in their layers of white"
Lines Across the Sky
by Bob Moore

"I collect bunches and bunches of purple-red grapes"
Autumn Grapes
by Bing Hua

"Autumn days with golden glory"
Autumn Blaze Red Maple 
by Jim Thielman

"Something more than a misty memory,"
Glorious Unrest
by Scott Shaffer

"We slip like fish into the warm water of sleep"
To Sleep
by E.J. Rode

"Trips around the sun are short"
A Musical Riddle
by Bob Moore

"Their flap and clatter peripatetic through the town"
by B.J. Buckley

"Those boys were trapped in time"
The bear that saw the world seeing
by Sean Lause

"Stronger, stronger grew their spell"
Coven Calamity
by Gay Williford

Misty Morning

"A little schoolhouse in the Carolina countryside"
View from the Deck September 2023
by David Matthews

"A kaleidoscope of colour carpeting the forest floor"
It Came When Autumn Came
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Whispers in the wind"
Things that Portend
by Michael Escoubas

"A steaming mug of mulled cider"
Autumn’s Bounty
by Mark Fleisher

"Like a slow collapse of a silken parachute"
Love, as Surprise
by Diana Rosen

"Humming a small quiet song"
by Jane Lang

"It’s footfall was muted and reticent"
Dealing With Deception
by Gay Williford

"Another year is slowly winding down"
Autumn Comes
by Maralee Gerke

"Gardeners in broad-brimmed hats heaped their wheelbarrows"
by Kathy Cotton

"Just for the night, he thought, and let it in"
by Preeth Ganapathy

"I watched a light breeze rustle the maple"
Shriveled Reminders 
by Gail Denham

"Scissors under glove eager to harvest"
shy cactus
by Marcel Duclos

Poetry Prompt For November 2023

Bradley Wharf Rockport ~ Massachusetts

"Deft finger art created from a long ago vision"
Laundry Day!
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Patience and skill, interwoven with love"
Caravan of Color
by Michael Escoubas

"A holy see of rusts and browns and turquoise gemmed and jeweled"
Deposits Unto Heaven
by MFrostDelaney

"Sun scents & dry desert breezes"
The Ritual
by Candace Turner

"Intricate designs woven with care"
by Gay Williford

"I see history, beliefs woven in wool"
For Sale Near Taos
by Salvatore Marici

"Symbols of rivers, hills, and plains"
Native Weaves
by Paulette Demers Turco

"Wind chimes sway and jingle in the cloud-stirred breeze"
As Summer Ends
by Vaughn Neeld

"A brief downpour will drum on this tin roof"
The Warp and Woof
by Priscilla Turner Spada

Ekphrastic Prompt for November 2023

The T.A. Moulton Barn Teton County ~Moose ~ Wyoming

An Interview with Patricia Williams
by Neil Leadbeater

Pemaquid Point Light ~ Bristol ~ Maine ~ USA

Our Aching Bones, Our Breaking Hearts: Poems on Aging
by Joel Savishinsky
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Midwest Medley
by Patricia Williams
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Quarantine Highway
by Millicent Borges Accardi
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Leaving a Tip at the Blue Moon Hotel
by Richard Vargas
Reviewed by Thelma T. Reyna

Family Matters–Poems for and about Grandparents and Grandchildren
by Judie Rae
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Manarola  ~ La Spezia ~ Northern Italy

Publisher: Kelsay Books
Rejection to Acceptance: 57 Poems That Finally Made It
by Patricia Williams

Publisher: Word Poetry
Born Under the Influence
by Andrena Zawinski

Sunflower Field

Start the fall menu with this wonderful nutty squash
Baked Squash with Pecans
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A great "stick to the ribs" side dish for those chilly evenings
Mashed Potatoes, Ranch Style
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Soft, chewy and spicy
Pumpkin-Ginger Cookies
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

Gondolas Parked in Venice ~ Italy

Emmanuel Panagiotakis

McConnells Mill ~ Portersville ~ Pennsylvania ~ USA

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Monument Beach ~ Acadia Park ~ Bar Harbor ~ Maine ~ USA

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